By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—The Governor Jonah Jang-led Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, yesterday tongue-lashed the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo, over his comments on the economy, saying he was only seeking for attention.
In a statement in Abuja by the Secretary and Administrator of the Forum, Earl Osaro Onaiwu, the governors noted that they were at loss as to the motive behind Soludo’s article “As the half truths and falsehood contained in it (article) could not be a sincere attempt to contribute to the national discuss, but rather a failed attempt at self aggrandizement.”
The statement read in part, ‘’The NGF under the leadership of Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau state has described as illusionary and attention seeking, the description of the economy by former CBN governor, Dr. Charles Soludo in a recent article he published.
“Dr. Soludo’s analysis flies in the face of all the conclusions and projections of renowned international economic bodies that the Nigerian economy was not only the largest in Africa, but was bound to continue its growth.
“The governors marvelled at why a former CBN governor will be against a state governor saving money for the rainy day as even the present shortfall in allocations vindicates such policies.